During my time in Gavin Newsom’s office, I would say I have found a great mentor in my good friend, Joe. I met Joe during my time in Central Student Government, and we always got along very well, campaigned together, and this summer, worked together. I knew he was working on this campaign, and I asked him about the opportunity to work under him as a campaign intern, and he was able to help me out. Midway during my internship, I got a new supervisor, and it turned out to be my friend and mentor, Joe!
What made Joe so great as a supervisor and mentor was that moving past the tedious work that we did on this campaign, he went out of his way to show us the meaning of everything that we were doing. He showed us why the work we were doing mattered and what our contributions were to the campaign. He also forced the interns in the program to do a lot more collaborative work, allowing us to get to know the other interns we may not have known and got us to network further with others in the office.
Joe has taught me a lot about being politically correct in the workplace and the real world. He has showed me new techniques in research and talking to people about various issues. He has taught me how to work well, and to enjoy the work that I am doing. It’s been an incredible experience in working under him, and I hope that I’ll be able to work with or for him again one day.